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Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Child Molest Suspect Who Impersonated a Law Enforcement Officer Arrested NR11279rh

Los Angeles:  On June 14, 2011, at around 10:15 a.m., Joseph Reyes Rogero was arrested by LAPD Devonshire Detectives after an exhaustive investigation of child annoying, child molest and other complaints.  As a result of the investigation, he was arrested for Kidnap and molesting several minors in the San Fernando Valley.

24-year-old Rogero a Van Nuys resident, is employed with the M1 Global Gym and his occupation is a Fighter/Trainer.

On June 16, 2011 the case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.  Rogero was booked into Valley Jail Section and is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail and will be arraigned today.

Rogero as seen in the photograph below, is described as an Asian male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet and 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 118 pounds.  

Detectives investigating the case believe there may be additional victims.  Anyone with information about this case, or any unreported cases are asked to call Devonshire Division Detectives John Macchiarella at 818-832-0980 or Detective Teresa Pikor at 818-832-0985. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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